This week regulators added $45 million in new annualized costs, $11 million in benefits, and close to 400,000 paperwork burden hours.
Today, FCC held a hearing focused partially on moving away from an anachronistic copper-based communication platform to a dynamic all-IP world.
Despite the weather-induced closure of most of the Federal government, five agencies were able to ratify the final version of perhaps the most anticipated Dodd-Frank regulation.
The long awaited Volcker rule is set for release today and the Wall Street Journal had an exclusive look at a draft of the final rule.
A proposed rule from the Department of Energy (DOE) pushed 2013 regulatory costs to $108 billion. For the week, regulators added $11.7 billion in total costs, 71,000 burden hours, and $1.7 billion in annualized benefits.
Shortly before Thanksgiving, the administration released its fall 2013 regulatory agenda, or “Unified Agenda.” Every federal agency, including independent agencies, submits an upcoming schedule of pending or recently completed regulatory actions.
American Action Forum examined more than 300 ex parte filings to FCC from companies and public interest groups on the upcoming spectrum auctions
The rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had many well-documented failures. From a broken website, to broken regulations, to higher premiums, and cancelled plans, many are wondering how these mistakes could pile up concurrently. Examining the data on regulatory review, it is clear the White House fast-tracked many ACA regulations, rushing 27 rules without any review.
The steady stream of energy efficiency regulations continues. Recently, the Department of Energy (DOE) released its proposed rule establishing standards for “commercial and industrial electric motors.” In one of the more expansive sets of efficiency standards, DOE plans to extend regulations to 14 kinds of engines. This set of standards will cost $11.7 billion.